Arrival at Tirana Airport and depart for Tirane for overnight stay. Drive through the city and check-in at the hotel.
Guided sightseeing tour of the city centre. Visit to National Historical Museum (country's largest museum), National Archaeological Museum (the first museum created after World War II in the country), Skanderbeg Square, The Palace of Culture (a Stalinist architecture; The first stone of the building was symbolically put by Nikita Khrushchev in 1959), Tanner’s bridge (an 18th-century Ottoman period stone footbridge), Tomb of Kaplan Pasha (build on the early 19th century), Mosque of Ethem Bey and Clock Tower (both from the 18th century). Depart to Elbasan. Walk around Elbasan's old town and visit the ethnographic museum, old city walls, paleochristian basilica, King’s mosque and Via Egnatia. Overnight in Tirane.
Departure to Durres. Walking tour of the city with Visits at the amphitheatre, the walls, the byzantine forum and the archaeological museum. Leave for Apollonia - the settlement was founded by Illyrians, and was re-founded around 588 BC as a Greek colony by settlers from Corinth and Corcyra (Corfu) - and visit of the site. Many surviving monuments, such as the city walls, the theatre, the nymphaeum, the Stoa, the Temenos, the odeon and the bouleuterion testify to a distinguished history. Overnight in Fier.
Departure to Sarande. Visit Ali Pasha’s fortress in Porto Palermo. Coffee break at Borsh, Himare. Walking tour on foot of Sarande (the walls and the ancient synagogue). Overnight in Sarande.
After breakfast, departure to Butrint. Visits at the basilica, the theatre, Sanctuary of Asclepius, the baptistery, British-Albanian excavations, Venetian Fortress and the museum. Lunch in Butrint. Leave for Phoenice and visit of the theater and the settlement. Overnight in Sarande.
Depart to Berat. Visit of the citadel, Onufri’s Museum, Saint Vlacherna, Saint Todri and Holy Trinity churches. Overnight in Berat.
Depart for Tirana International Airport
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